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Anodyne Treatment For Neuropathy

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...research is planned for several PN treatments, includingerythropoietin and acetyl-carnitine, which may protect nerves from damage.Another approach being studied is the potential benefit of adding self-hypnosisto an existing pain medication regimen. Finding Support Finding support and help is critical. Peer organizations or local HIVsupport groups can offset the sense of helplessness many people who sufferchronic pain feel. Also, seeing...
Ask the Experts

Is peripheral neuropathy reversible?

I have been on AZT then Combivir and now Atripla for the past 19 yrs. The neuropathy in my feet is almost unbearable. I am in recovery so I refuse to take any narcotic pain medication. If I switch meds is it possible for the neuropathy to be...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The meds in Atripla have a low rate of peripheral neuropathy associated with them so my confidence that the neuropathy will reverse if switched around is not high but it can happen. Rarely Read more »

neuropathy

My husband has neuropathy of the legs. Should he wear support stockings?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...treatment generally is managed most often by effective HIV treatment, switching off possibly offending drugs, and a range of analgesics and/or drugs for pain/neuropathy. Support hose are not usually effective in that condition unless there is... Read more »

Sustiva/Truvada neuropathy?

Dear Keith:I am 31 years old. I have had type 1 diabetes (IDDM) since 1985, and HIV positive since 1990. I am on a regimen of Sustiva and Truvada. I have been taking this combination for 3 months. I have developed a noticeable neuropathy in my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...in some cases but I will admit that I have some patients that so far have not had their pain relieved without use of narcotic analgesics despite trying a range of anti-depressants, seizure meds, meds for neuropathy (like Neurontin), or topical... Read more »

peripheral neuropathy because of taking Triomune 40

How true is it that Triomune 40 causes peripheral neuropathy and blindness? what other dangers are there in taking this antiretroviral as there are no pain management drugs in Africa?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...rare. Switching the D4T to AZT or tenofovir would be a consideration if either of those drugs was available to you. Standard pain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, acetominophen can provide some pain relief as can narcotics. KH Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...research, however, suggests that opioids may be most effective for neuropathic pain when used in combination with other types of pain medication such as gabapentin. Ian Gilron of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and colleagues studied... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS, Neuropathy, Painkillers (My Personal Hell)

...Look how many people are dying from prescription medications! Well NOT me. If HIV/AIDS has not killed me in 20 years ... these pain killers sure will not! I chose to LIVE! LOVE AND LIGHT MariaTeresa Note: The Well Project advises any changes... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

New Neuropathy Treatment Guidelines

...http://archneur.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/60/11/1524 . From the article: "First-line Medications. The efficacy of gabapentin, the 5% lidocaine patch, opioid analgesics, tramadol hydrochloride, and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) has been... Read more »
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Neuropathy

Posted by ScotCharles, 7 Replies
...I have developed very bad neuropathy in my left foot that makes it difficult to walk without a cane. Several times recently, I have lost all strength on the left Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »